ha. this has always been the chicken to go off on her own. i would walk the property perimeter over and over and never find her. i know where the others like to go, up in the trees, in the woodpile, etc. except for her. she used to go up in the trees, too, but then when i got more chickens, she became a loner and more broody. every so often, she would suddenly appear. so i knew that she did have to be on the property because she would just as suddenly disappear. today, i thought, okay, i'm in my work clothes but i bet she's under the house. i went in under where the gas line goes in and yes, there was an ages old nest. the eggs had that light almost empy feel and you could shake them and hear the liquid so i knew they weren't for people. so, i took them inside, cracked them up added odd leftovers, and cooked them in the microwave for her. she can have it tomorrow when i get home. picking out the shells is always their favorite part. i left her a couple of eggs in there to keep her going back to the same place. i always did that before, too, but then with the new hens, she changed her m.o. anyway. i had a serious sense of conquest. AHA, i found your nest. lol. i was seriously starting to wonder if there was a snake who was eating eggs. i have a few things to do but maybe later i will close up under the house and let her find a new place. i had closed it up before, there is just a small crack now. the GOATS used to go under during the summer. i would be in my bedroom and hear BUMP from under my house. lol.